Research Assistant – Field Projects
Corteva Agriscience?, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont? has an exciting opportunity for multiple Research Assistants ? Field Projects join our team at our Waimea, HI research station. At this site, we work hard together and have a safe, supportive environment where people really care about each other. This is not just a place where people come to work, it?s somewhere you know you will find friends and people looking out for you. Come join our Ohana! Corteva Agriscience?, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont? offers an excellent benefits package that begins on your first day of employment. This includes a generous 401k match, health and dental insurance, 15 days of vacation, a variable bonus plan, and much more! While supporting Field Projects, our Research Assistants execute on field, shadehouse, and seed-handling operations to meet the quality, quantity, and timeline targets for project deliverables. Research Assistants must be comfortable using computers and mobile devices, and be interested in working both indoors and in the field. Our Research Assistants must also be comfortable using computers and mobile devices. Most importantly, our ideal candidates need a collaborative attitude, good communication and critical thinking skills, and a commitment to quality. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following: Perform all tasks associated with the year-round production of high quality seed in sufficient quantities, which may include:Planting, transplanting, irrigating, scouting for insects and diseases, complex pollinating, harvesting, drying, shelling, filling seed packets, and processing seed.Observing agronomic condition of plants, interpreting and reporting any abnormalities.Taking notes and collecting data.Ensure that all work is performed in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with experiment instructions, research protocols, company policies, and regulations.Communicate regularly and openly with the team and supervisors about workflow and experiment status, especially when there are questions or problems.Complete routine and moderately complex duties without instruction in a timely manner and apply judgment to resolve any roadblocks to completion.Help produce and use maps, labels, envelopes, row tags, sample tags and selection tags for plants.Ensure that all work is performed in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with experiment instructions, research protocols, company policies, and regulations.Communicate regularly and openly with the team and supervisors about workflow and experiment status, especially when there are questions or problems.Participate in protocol development and process improvement programs (safety, efficiency, effectiveness).Support all Waimea Research Center-wide goals and initiatives. Interact and assist other projects at the location as needed.Promote positive work attitudes and harmonious relations.For full consideration, please ensure you upload your most recent resume with your application.Qualifications:The following are required: High School Diploma or GEDAbility and willingness to work outdoors and indoors in hot, cold, dry, and wet environmental conditionsAbility and willingness to lift up to 50 lbs. with or without reasonable accommodationAbility and willingness to work overtime, weekends, and holidays as neededBasic mathematical skills and experienceAbility to use computers, iPads, and mobile devicesWorking Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs The following are preferred: Associates Degree in Agriculture or related fieldAgriculture experienceValid driver?s licenseWe are excited to announce that Corteva Agriscience? is the name of the new Agriculture Division of DowDuPont?. We are bringing together DuPont Crop Protection, DuPont Pioneer and Dow AgroSciences to create a market-shaping, standalone agriculture company with leading positions in seed technologies, crop protection and digital agriculture. We will work across the global agriculture value chain to create a more efficient food system. At Corteva Agriscience?, we seek to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume. This means we will help rejuvenate the agricultural ecosystem to support people and the planet and to ensure progress for generations to come.Apply for this job.